Latest News Wires Alyssa Bustamante sentenced in child murder case

Alyssa Bustamante was a child when she murdered her 9-year-old neighbor, but that didn't stop a judge from sentencing her to life in prison for the act.

Julie Smith/The Jefferson City News-Tribune/AP

A Missouri teenager who had described the slaying of a young neighbor girl as an "ahmazing" thrill made an emotional apology Wednesday to the girl's family and was sentenced to a potential lifetime in prison.